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Have you ever thought about getting involved in email marketing, but didn't want to invest the time or money to produce a professional-looking newsletter? AGTA has developed a cost-effective, customizable email newsletter program that you can use to get your message out to your current and potential clients. MORE

Jewelry shines at Latin Grammys
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From Eva to Alicia the stars brought out the sparkle at the 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. The frocks revealed many metallic and one-shoulder looks, but the Latin ladies didn't shy away from accessorizing with bold choices that are right in line with the statement trend we're sure to enjoy well into 2010. More
Pantone 2011 multi-discipline forcast
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Pantone announced the release of the summer 2011 edition of the PANTONE VIEW Color Planner, its cross-discipline color forecasting tool, titled "Symmetry." Symmetry explores the idea that by creating products in simple basic shapes, we can emphasize beauty through the use of color. More

The Authentic Optix® Cut Revolutionizes the Appearance of Precious Gems.
Employing advanced light refraction science, Optix® stones are precisely cut with concave faceting to reflect significantly more light than stones with flat faceting. The result is a stone with unmatched brilliance. MORE

Spinning superb spinel
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Violet; the hue that made Elizabeth Taylor's eyes immortal. In the gemstone world, a natural violet color is a rare occurrence. Violet spinel can be a richly saturated sparkler that is almost too good to be true. But it's glamorous by nature. More
FTC to extend enforcement deadline for identity theft flags rule until June 1, 2010
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to delay enforcement of the Red Flags Rule until June 1, 2010. As a result, jewelers covered by the rule now have several additional months to develop an Identity Theft Prevention Program as mandated by the Rule. The Commission had previously delayed enforcement of the Rule until Nov. 1, 2009. More

Cultured pearls produced from queen conch
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U.S. scientists say they have, for the first time, produced beaded and non-beaded cultured pearls from the queen conch (Strombus gigas). Researchers from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute say they've developed novel and proprietary seeding techniques to produce such cultured pearls. The scientists said their achievement opens a unique opportunity to introduce a new gem to the industry. More
Richard W. Hughes To Receive Prestigious Antonio C. Bonanno Award For Excellence in Gemology
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The Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) is pleased to announce that Richard W. Hughes has been awarded the 2010 Antonio C. Bonanno Award For Excellence in Gemology. A native of the United States, Richard Hughes has spent many years in Asia, where his interest in precious stones was first kindled. Today he is Senior Vice President of Gemstone Acquisition & Marketing at NCS Group in Bangkok. More

This week, AGTA recommends:

AGTA Holiday Cards

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has released a customizable card with an image of a unique inclusion resembling a Christmas tree from a 21.02 ct. Burmese sapphire. "This image was something we knew would be of interest to many companies in the industry, especially those with clients who appreciate colored gemstones," said Adam Graham, AGTA Marketing Manager. "These cards are a great tool to announce special events or to send personal holiday greetings." More

Hunting for diamonds in the rough
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Tired of the garish bling that has come to epitomize Champagne-popping yacht hoppers, many shoppers are seeking out more original types of diamonds, with rough cuts or alternative hues - and black diamonds have become a particularly popular choice. Apart from their own distinctive qualities, alternative diamonds are also a better credit-crunch choice: Both rough diamonds and treated, colored diamonds are cheaper than their polished counterparts. More
AGL to conduct on site testing in Bangkok    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) will be performing onsite testing of colored stones for identification, enhancement and origin reports Nov. 15-21, 2009. As part of AGL's outreach program to support their national and international clients, staff members Christopher P. Smith and Sun Chung will be available to provide the same high-quality reporting services that are a staple of their New York based operations. More

American Gemological Laboratories: Your Colored Gemstone and Origin Specialist
America's first and most highly respected laboratory for identification, treatments and origin reporting. AGL's experienced specialists and advanced analytical techniques uncover the secrets of every stone. Our reports are accepted throughout the industry, including wholesalers, retailers, auction houses and most importantly consumers. MORE

Inside the global gold frenzy
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In a corner of Switzerland where Italian is spoken and roughly one-third of the world's gold is refined into bars and ingots, business is booming. Every day, bangles, bracelets and necklaces arrive in plastic bags - from souks in the Middle East, from pawn shops in Asia and from corner jewelers in Europe and North America. More
Most expensive Christmas ornament is one-of-a-kind
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The world's most expensive Christmas ornament took over a year to make and will be revealed to the public this weekend. This Christmas ornament is made of 18 carat white gold with over 1,500 diamonds encrusted on the surface surrounded by two red rings made of 188 rubies. More

Neck time
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Want to punch up a fall outfit that seems drab? Or add something to your wardrobe that will not only provide color, but will also start a conversation? Go for the neck. Necklaces this season are big and bold, colorful, rich in texture, and made with a wide variety of materials. This isn't a season to go with one dainty chain. It's the season to go big or with multiple necklaces. More
Bridal fashion trends
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Look your best on your big day with help from the pros.'s fashion editor Heather Levine offers style tips and discusses the latest bridal fashion trends. Levine is responsible for producing and styling the stories most coveted by brides for and The Knot Weddings magazine, as well as acting as host for fashion segments on The Knot TV, the site's 24-7 streaming video channel. Read this transcript to see her predictions for the spring season. More

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